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. one key concern is profitability, and i think one thing about steve jobs, we always saw him put out products and he had a minimum 10% margin on it. we'll see if this new apple without steve jobs has that same discipline. i hope it does, and if it does it will be a great stock for a long time. >> so, in other words, i think i hear you both saying put money to work in tech next week. >> tech has been one of the worst performing groups over the last year actually because of multiple compression. not so much that the earnings were bad. in fact, you know the s&p earnings were only up 2.6% for the year, and yet the market was up 16. it's really due to valuations increasing. technology had the opposite happen, so the bigger companies are extremely cheap. actually historically cheap, and as long as they have growth, and they do, greater than the average growth of the s&p, they are all buys. >> yeah. >> but, dave -- >> robert? >> yeah. i would say there's some tech companies that are really destroying value. hewlett-packard, dell, microsoft, not creating value anymore. in fact, it's a utilit
this as they contemplate cutting funds for social security and medicare? an economist with ftn joins us and steve liesman, of course, our own senior economics reporter. good to see you both. lindsey, what kind of a threat is this to the economy? how do you see this? pretty scary stuff actually. >> i really don't see this as that big of a threat to the u.s. economy. i think this store sea little misleading talking about 401(k)s being drained by 5 25%. what this is 25% of new money. on net we're still seeing over 200 billion flow in on an annual basis to 401(k)s, a soyuzable amount of savings and it indicates that individuals look at 401(k)s as a vital vehicle for retirement savings. plus, that 25% is not just cash withdrawals, also loans against the balance, and in some cases it makes perfect sense to borrow against your 401(k). for example, if you're thinking about purchasing a car, taking out an auto loan, why wouldn't you borrow against your 401(k), you end up paying yourself back on the interest on the loan. >> i think that's crazy. i think that's absolutely nuts. where is your retirement money if you
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